Rating Group: Friends Committee on National Legislation

2011 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 50%
Sandy Adams 17%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Jason Altmire 17%
Rob Andrews 33%
Steve Austria 0%
Kelly Ayotte 60%
Joe Baca, Sr. 67%
Michele Bachmann 0%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 60%
John Barrow 33%
Roscoe Bartlett 17%
Charlie Bass 17%
Max Baucus 80%
Mark Begich 60%
Dan Benishek 17%
Rick Berg 0%
Shelley Berkley 33%
Howard Berman 50%
Judy Biggert 0%
Brian Bilbray 0%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Tim Bishop 50%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Dan Boren 17%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 25%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Bruce Braley 83%
Paul Broun 17%
Corrine Brown 50%
Scott Brown 40%
Ann Marie Buerkle 17%
Dan Burton 0%
Dave Camp 17%
John Campbell III 67%
Francisco Canseco 17%
Eric Cantor 0%
Lois Capps 50%
Dennis Cardoza 50%
Russ Carnahan 50%
Jason Chaffetz 17%
Saxby Chambliss 60%
Ben Chandler III 33%
Hansen Clarke 50%
Dan Coats 60%
Howard Coble 60%
Thomas Coburn 60%
Kent Conrad 40%
Jerry Costello 50%
Chip Cravaack 0%
Ander Crenshaw 0%
Mark Critz 33%
Geoff Davis 17%
James DeMint 60%
Norm Dicks 50%
John Dingell 17%
Bob Dold 17%
David Dreier 0%
Donna Edwards 83%
Renee Ellmers 17%
Jo Ann Emerson 17%
John Ensign 75%
Sam Farr 67%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 83%
Bob Filner 100%
Stephen Fincher 17%
Mike Fitzpatrick 33%
John Fleming, Jr. 0%
Randy Forbes 0%
Barney Frank 83%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Scott Garrett 33%
Jim Gerlach 0%
Chris Gibson 17%
Phil Gingrey 17%
Charlie Gonzalez 50%
Michael Grimm 0%
Frank Guinta 0%
Kay Hagan 80%
Janice Hahn 0%
Ralph Hall 17%
Richard Hanna 0%
Tom Harkin 100%
Jane Harman 100%
Doc Hastings 0%
Nan Hayworth 33%
Joe Heck, Jr. 17%
Wally Herger, Jr. 17%
Maurice Hinchey 50%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 80%
Thomas Holden 50%
Rush Holt, Jr. 83%
Mike Honda 83%
Tim Huelskamp 17%
Robert Hurt 0%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Steve Israel 33%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 75%
Mike Johanns 60%
Tim Johnson 67%
Timothy Johnson 40%
John Kerry 100%
Dale Kildee 33%
Jack Kingston 0%
Mark Kirk 60%
Larry Kissell 17%
John Kline 0%
Herb Kohl 100%
Dennis Kucinich 83%
Jon Kyl 60%
Mary Landrieu 40%
Tom Latham 0%
Steve LaTourette 20%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Carl Levin 80%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Dick Lugar 60%
Cynthia Lummis 17%
Dan Lungren 17%
Connie Mack IV 17%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Matheson 17%
Carolyn McCarthy 33%
Thaddeus McCotter 0%
Jim McDermott 83%
Mike McIntyre 17%
Buck McKeon 0%
John Mica 17%
Mike Michaud 67%
Barbara Mikulski 100%
Candice Miller 17%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 80%
Jeff Miller 17%
Brad Miller 33%
Jim Moran, Jr. 50%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 40%
Randy Neugebauer 17%
Rich Nugent 17%
Alan Nunnelee 0%
John Olver 100%
Bill Owens 33%
Ed Pastor 67%
Ron Paul 75%
Donald Payne 67%
Tom Petri 50%
Joe Pitts 0%
Todd Platts 17%
Mike Pompeo 17%
Mark Pryor 40%
Ben Quayle 20%
Nick Rahall II 50%
Charlie Rangel 83%
Denny Rehberg 17%
Harry Reid 100%
Silvestre Reyes 50%
Reid Ribble 17%
Laura Richardson 50%
Scott Rigell 17%
David Rivera 0%
Jay Rockefeller IV 80%
Mike Rogers 0%
Mike Ross 17%
Steve Rothman 33%
Jon Runyan 0%
Loretta Sanchez 80%
Bobby Schilling 0%
Jean Schmidt 0%
Aaron Schock 17%
Allyson Schwartz 50%
Heath Shuler 50%
Olympia Snowe 80%
Steve Southerland 17%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 33%
Marlin Stutzman 0%
John Sullivan 17%
Betty Sutton 33%
Lee Terry 0%
John Tierney 67%
Ed Towns 83%
Bob Turner 0%
Mark Udall 100%
David Vitter 60%
Joe Walsh 33%
Mel Watt 80%
Henry Waxman 83%
Jim Webb, Jr. 80%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Allen West 17%
Lynn Westmoreland 17%
Ed Whitfield 33%
Frank Wolf 17%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 60%
Bill Young 0%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 83%
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 83%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 83%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Michael Bennet D 100%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 50%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
CT U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Blumenthal D 100%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 67%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 80%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 50%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 67%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Ben Cardin D 100%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 33%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 100%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 33%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 80%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 50%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 67%
RI U.S. House-1 David Cicilline D 83%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 67%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 83%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 60%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 50%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 83%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 33%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 80%
DE U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Coons D 100%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 33%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 50%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 50%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 50%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 50%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 83%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 83%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 50%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 83%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 50%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 60%
FL U.S. House-22 Ted Deutch D 50%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 67%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 17%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 67%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison D 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 33%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 83%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken D 100%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 67%
CA U.S. House-3 John Garamendi D 67%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 100%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 50%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 33%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raul Grijalva D 83%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 80%
HI U.S. House-1 Colleen Hanabusa D 50%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 83%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 50%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 33%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 50%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 67%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 50%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 67%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 67%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 50%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 33%
MA U.S. House-9 Bill Keating D 40%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 33%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar D 60%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 50%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 33%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 67%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 33%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 80%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 33%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 33%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 83%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 50%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 50%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 60%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 67%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Joe Manchin III D 60%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 67%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 67%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 80%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum D 60%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 67%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 50%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 60%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 100%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 83%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 67%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 83%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 83%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 67%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 83%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 50%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 80%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 50%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Gary Peters D 40%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson D 50%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 83%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 83%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 33%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 67%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
LA U.S. House-2 Cedric Richmond D 33%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 33%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 17%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 67%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 33%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 83%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 33%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 83%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 50%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 50%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 33%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 50%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 67%
AL U.S. House-7 Terri Sewell D 33%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 100%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 50%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 67%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 67%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 33%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 83%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 80%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 100%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 50%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 67%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 50%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 50%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 50%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 83%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 50%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz D 50%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 100%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 40%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 83%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 67%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 100%
FL U.S. House-24 Frederica Wilson D 60%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 33%
NY Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul Other 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 60%
MI U.S. House-3 Justin Amash R 83%
NV U.S. House-2 Mark Amodei R 0%
PA U.S. House-11 Lou Barletta R 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 60%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 17%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 0%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 0%
TN U.S. House-6 Diane Black R 0%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 17%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 60%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 60%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 17%
AL U.S. House-5 Mo Brooks R 0%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 17%
IN U.S. House-8 Larry Bucshon R 0%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 17%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 60%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 17%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 17%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Cassidy R 17%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 60%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 17%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 33%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 80%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 0%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 60%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 60%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 60%
AR U.S. House-1 Rick Crawford R 17%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 20%
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 17%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 33%
TN U.S. House-4 Scott DesJarlais R 0%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 20%
WI U.S. House-7 Sean Duffy R 17%
SC U.S. House-3 Jeff Duncan R 17%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 83%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 60%
TX U.S. House-27 Blake Farenthold R 33%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 25%
TN U.S. House-3 Chuck Fleischmann R 17%
TX U.S. House-17 Bill Flores R 17%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 17%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 0%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 0%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 0%
CO U.S. Senate-Jr Cory Gardner R 17%
OH U.S. House-7 Bob Gibbs R 0%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 17%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
AZ U.S. House-4 Paul Gosar R 17%
SC U.S. House-4 Trey Gowdy III R 0%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 40%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 33%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 60%
GA U.S. House-14 Tom Graves, Jr. R 17%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 17%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin R 17%
VA U.S. House-9 Morgan Griffith R 0%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 0%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 0%
MD U.S. House-1 Andy Harris R 17%
MO U.S. House-4 Vicky Hartzler R 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 60%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Dean Heller R 0%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 17%
WA U.S. House-3 Jaime Herrera Beutler R 0%
ND U.S. Senate-Sr John Hoeven R 60%
MI U.S. House-2 Bill Huizenga R 17%
IL U.S. House-14 Randy Hultgren R 0%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 60%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 60%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 0%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 17%
OH U.S. House-6 Bill Johnson R 0%
WI U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Johnson R 60%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 17%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 67%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 0%
PA U.S. House-3 Mike Kelly R 0%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 17%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0%
IL U.S. House-16 Adam Kinzinger R 17%
ID U.S. House-1 Raúl Labrador R 33%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 0%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 17%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry R 17%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr James Lankford R 17%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Jr Mike Lee R 60%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 0%
MO U.S. House-7 Billy Long R 25%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 0%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 17%
PA U.S. House-10 Tom Marino R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 60%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 0%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 0%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 17%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 60%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 0%
WV U.S. House-1 David McKinley R 17%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 0%
PA U.S. House-7 Pat Meehan R 17%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 60%
NA Director of the Office of Management & Budget Mick Mulvaney R 17%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 60%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 0%
SD U.S. House-At-Large Kristi Noem R 17%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 0%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 0%
MS U.S. House-4 Steven Palazzo R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Jr Rand Paul R 60%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 17%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 17%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 0%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 17%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 60%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 33%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price R 0%
NY U.S. House-23 Tom Reed II R 17%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 0%
OH U.S. House-16 Jim Renacci R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 60%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 60%
AL U.S. House-2 Martha Roby R 17%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 17%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 0%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 0%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 67%
IN U.S. House-4 Todd Rokita R 33%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 17%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 0%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 0%
FL U.S. House-15 Dennis Ross R 0%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 50%
FL U.S. Senate-Jr Marco Rubio R 60%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 33%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 0%
AZ U.S. House-6 David Schweikert R 17%
GA U.S. House-8 Austin Scott R 17%
SC U.S. Senate-Jr Tim Scott R 17%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 17%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III R 60%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 60%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 0%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 0%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 0%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 0%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 33%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
OH U.S. House-15 Steve Stivers R 0%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 17%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 17%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 60%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 0%
CO U.S. House-3 Scott Tipton R 17%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 60%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 0%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 33%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 0%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 17%
FL U.S. House-11 Daniel Webster R 17%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 60%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 0%
AR U.S. House-3 Steve Womack R 17%
GA U.S. House-7 Rob Woodall R 0%
KS U.S. House-3 Kevin Yoder R 17%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Donald Young R 0%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Todd Young R 0%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

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